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Africa needs coordinated strategies for urbanisation

Africa's rapid urbanisation can be a driver of industrialisation and there is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development

25 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges

Although there are untapped opportunities in the sub-Saharan African real estate markets, retailers face many challenges to setting up shops in some countries

31 Aug 2017

Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa

8 Aug 2017

IHG opens Holiday Inn in Mutare, Zimbabwe

IHG has announced the opening of its new Holiday Inn in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Located in the heart of the city centre with significant business activity across the forestry, citrus farming, and mining industries, the hotel

4 Jul 2017

Deal to create Africa's largest classifieds group

Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (OAM) have agreed to merge their pan-African Classifieds assets to create and grow Africa's largest classifieds group

Issued by Private Property 11 May 2016

Retail, consumer confidence remains positive: Capco

Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) provides a rosy forecast, saying the outlook for retail and consumer confidence remains positive

30 Jul 2015

Metro sells Kaufhof stores to Hudson's Bay for USD3.2bn

FRANKFURT: German retail and distribution giant Metro said Monday it has agreed to sell its Kaufhof department store chain to Canadian group Hudson's Bay for 2.825 billion euros ($3.2 billion)

17 Jun 2015

Delta International expands Mauritius Stock Exchange listings

Delta International, the first Africa-dedicated property fund listed on the JSE's AltX bourse, has been given permission to list up to 29-million additional ordinary shares on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) as it looks to continue its growth across Morocco and Mozambique

By Alistair Anderson 9 Apr 2015

African real estate attracts increased foreign investment

Africa's demographic growth prospects and the consequent opportunities in real estate are increasingly attracting international investors

1 Apr 2015

RICS examines future vision for African real estate

A key takeout at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Africa 2015 Summit in Johannesburg last week is that Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction

30 Mar 2015

UK-based Tradehold growing foothold in Africa

UK-based property and financial services group Tradehold said on Monday that work had started on its R480-million regional shopping centre, located in the harbour town of Walvis Bay, Namibia

24 Mar 2015

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work

5 Mar 2015

Affluent Africa drives demand for property

The number of Africans with $30 million in assets - the ultra high net worth individual - is anticipated to rise by 53% to 2,858 by 2023, far outstripping the average pace of growth across the rest of the world

11 Feb 2015

Intu Properties in €451m shopping centre deal

Intu Properties plc (ITU) has entered into a deal that will see it acquire Puerto Venecia shopping centre and retail park in Zaragoza‚ Spain for €451m‚ it announced on Wednesday, 24 December 2014.

29 Dec 2014

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

African fund eyes JSE

JSE investors will gain access to the dollar-based returns generated by shopping centres, offices, warehouses and hotels in countries such as Morocco, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria when Sandile Nomvete's Delta Property Fund brings the first outright African real estate offering to the market next month.

By Joan Muller 20 May 2014

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

8 May 2014

Homecoming Revolution London Expo around the corner!

Homecoming Revolution's London Expo will take place from 15-16 March 2014 and will feature a variety of exhibitors, guest speakers, workshops and case studies aiming to encourage Africans to return home.

25 Feb 2014

Investment advice for R3.5-million dream home prize

Private Property partnered with Top Billing, a primetime lifestyle TV show, to bring one lucky winner what could be the largest prize ever given away in Africa: a R5-million lifestyle that includes a R3.5-million apartment in Cape Town.

Issued by Private Property 10 Feb 2014

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